From: "Zefram Cochrane"
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Subject: Re: what is 100R mean in a schematics?
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 10:07:54 -0000
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"Steven" wrote in message
> Has nothing to do with "American order", but rather "logical order": most
Quite. How people managed to get the lower-order units on the left
is silly. The European format is silly but consistent (lower units always to
the left, but in continually ascending order). The American format is
sensible in that months come to the left of the date-of-month, but then
they go and spoil that sensibility by putting the year on the right.
> And another thing about date formats:
> I wish Microsoft would stop putting all this pseudo-intelligence in their
> software, always trying to decide for me -- mostly wrong -- while I can
> perfectly make my own decisions, thank you very much.
Hmm. Never come across that specific Excel business that you mention, but
making decisions behing peoples' back is very dangerous. I've always left
my date-cells in Excel marked as "date format" and it's never altered them.
Stupid Word is the one that gets me, always mapping ASCII 34 quotation
marks into pairs and doing opening- and closing- ones. Easy to turn off,
but you have to keep turning it off every time you install it. Booo.
Richard [in WR14]